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The Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary is a dynamic teaching and research-oriented department with great ideological and intellectual diversity. We are proud to be a department of scholars who have developed the national and international profile necessary to sustain a high quality teaching and research program.

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Recent News

Dr. Pablo Policzer was a post show guest speaker for the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, held on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 7 pm for the showing at the River Park Auditorium of the film, National Bird that now hits the theaters nation wide.

Many congratulations to our department's SSHRC Award Winners.  Below is a brief description of each project. 

Congratulations to Melanee Thomas as one of the winner recipients of this year's Avenue Calgary Magazine 2016 Top 40 Under 40. To read more, click on the links below:

Why Melanee Thomas is a top 40

Ucalgary has strong Top 40 under 40 presence

Photo credit: Erin Brooke Burns

Congratulations to the Graduate Students for Awards received.

The Department of Political Science Award Committee is pleased to announce the nominees and winners of the 2015-2016 paper and and thesis competition. Congratulations to all the Nominees and Winners of the Political Science 2015-2016 Awards The Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, Sept 27th 12-2 pm in the Cassio Room, MacEwan Conference & Events Centre.  

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The International Relations Undergraduate Program has moved to Political Science?                 
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• International Relations (IR) as an interdisciplinary subject is taught only at the Undergraduate level but students who are interested in an MA or PhD in IR should follow the link here as IR is taught as part of POLI at the graduate level.

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PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Susan Franceschet and co-authors Claire Annesley (University of Sussex) and Karen Beckwith (Case Western Reserve University) presented their draft book manuscript "Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender" at the 6th Annual Skytte workshop, funded by the Johan Skytte Foundation at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, September 29-October 2, 2016.

Antonio Franceschet, "The Ethics of International Coercion: Two Types of Multilateralism." In Robert W. Murray, ed., Multilateralism as State Strategy: Seeking Order in an Anarchic System. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2016.

Michael Zekulin and T.D. Anderson, "Contemporary Terrorism and the true believer", Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism & Political Aggression, Taylor & Francis, September 2016, 8(3):177-196.

Chris W. J. Roberts, "The Other Resource Curse: Extractives as Development Panacea," Chapter 3 in Hany Besada, ed., Governing Natural Resources for Africa's Development, Routledge, 2016.

Bree Akesson, Andrew R. Basso, and Myriam Denov, "The Right to Home:Domicide as a Violation of Child and Family Rights in the Context of Political Violence," Children & Society Volume 30, Issue 5 (September 2016): 369-353.